The Newsletter for Marshall University                          September 11, 2019

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Kopp Hall dedication to take place Friday

Marshall University will officially dedicate its newest building, Stephen J. Kopp Hall, in a ceremony set for 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, located at 1538 Charleston Avenue. The 49,560-square-foot facility is named in honor of Marshall President Stephen Kopp, who died while in office in 2014.  Kopp was a tireless proponent for development …

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Marshall in top tier of nation’s universities for the first time

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings have recognized Marshall among the nation’s top higher education institutions. The magazine’s 2020 edition, released Sept. 9, placed Marshall among the best 381 schools in the top tier “National Universities” category. The release marks the first time Marshall has been listed in the “National Universities” category—a direct result of …

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Marshall presenting annual U.S. Constitution programs

Marshall’s annual celebration of the U.S. Constitution will take on a slightly different look this year as it marks the commemoration with three weeks of activities, lectures and period-appropriate lawn games. The 2019 Constitution Celebration kicked off Monday and will run through Sept. 30.  The events are sponsored and coordinated by the John Deaver Drinko Academy, in cooperation with the …

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Theatre staff named Employees of the Year

Jamez Morris-Smith, Deborah Carder-Deem, Kevin Bannon and Samuel Kincaid, all employees of the School of Theatre, received the Employee of the Year award for 2018. Each received a $300 check, $20 Sodexo gift certificate and a $25 gift card from the Marshall Bookstore. The four received the John Marshall Award for Service Nov. 15. The Employee of the Year award …

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Marshall honoring heroes of International Housekeeping Week

Marshall University is highlighting and honoring the hard work of its housekeeping and grounds staff through Friday, Sept. 14, during International Housekeeping Week. The university has organized a series of events to show appreciation to those who help Marshall’s campus and facilities shine. Throughout the week, faculty and staff have an opportunity to take part in the ‘Be a Housekeeper …

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Counseling Center to sponsor suicide prevention awareness events

The Marshall Counseling Center will host several outreach activities for mental health awareness, for suicide prevention and to help foster positive mental health for students. The events coincide with National Suicide Prevention Month, which is recognized yearly in September. On Thursday, Sept. 12, ‘We Are…Here for You Day’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Memorial …

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In Memoriam: Jean Edward Smith

The Marshall University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Jean Edward Smith, John Marshall Professor of Political Science Emeritus.  Professor Smith was a prolific author, scholar and gentleman.  His scholarly publications and presentations were numerous and included the authorship of more than a dozen books.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, colleagues and friends.  Professor …

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Marshall to kick off Amicus Curiae lecture series with John Marshall biographer Richard Brookhiser

Marshall’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy will  kick off the 2019 fall semester with Richard Brookhiser, who will present John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Brookhiser is the author of John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, which was published in …

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Music faculty members to perform Duo Recital Sept. 13

Marshall faculty members Dr. Alexander Lee, tenor (right), and Dr. Henning Vauth, piano, will present art songs by composers from around the world, including the U.S., Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Their performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Smith Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public, with sponsorship from the School of …

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MUsic Mondays returns to Cellar Door Sept. 16

The School of Music resumes the lecture series MUsic Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave. The 2019-2020 series, titled “The B List,” will explore composers whose surnames begin with “B,” culminating in the Fall of 2020 with an all-Beethoven series to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The first lecture …

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Emeritus Club to meet Sept. 17

Marshall University faculty and staff who retire after serving students and state as their life’s work may continue to enjoy the fellowship of their peers as members of the MU Emeritus Club. The club meets third Tuesdays every month during the academic year (except January) for a luncheon program at the Woodlands Retirement Center, located at One Bradley Foster Drive, …

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College of Education to open room devoted to helping students pass the Praxis test

The grand opening of the POST (Praxis or Student Tutoring), a room dedicated to assisting education students in preparing to take the Praxis tests, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first floor of Jenkins Hall, inside the Learning Resource Center. The creation of this room was a part of the remodeling of Jenkins …

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Marshall participates in Little Free Libraries

Last spring, the Marshall Student Government Association (SGA) built and decorated 5 Little Free Libraries.  The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization developed to foster love of reading and community spirit.  The organization has 90,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and around the world.  The Little Free Library concept is “take one,  leave one” inspiring community …

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Tickets available for Sept. 20 School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame ceremony

Tickets are available for the Friday, Sept. 20, ceremony to honor five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) who are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Chris Dickerson, Janet Dooley, Rick Haye, Keith Morehouse and Sandy Wells officially will be inducted during the ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by a …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Tina Cartwright

Dr. Tina Cartwright, professor in the College of Education and Professional Development, and two co-authors, Dr. Deb Hemler from Fairmont State University and Dr. Paula Magee from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, presented "Progress on Climate Change Perceptions after NGSS Adoption: A US, UK and Australia Comparison" to the European Science Education Research Association Aug. 30 in Bologna, Italy. Below is …

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College of Business welcomes four new faculty members

The Lewis College of Business has welcomed four new faculty members hired to start the 2019-20 academic year, bringing with them new perspectives and expertise in the business fields of marketing and accounting. 

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University Commencements Available on Marshall Digital Scholar

University Commencement addresses from 1870 to 2016 are now freely available on Marshall Digital Scholar, Marshall University’s Institutional Repository. The Digital, Technical, and Scholarly Communication Services (DTSC) department, alongside the Special Collections department, worked collectively on this project to digitize and make accessible these valuable documents. This project will provide a digital record of the institution’s history of graduates, which …

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Navy procurement workshop set for Oct. 17 in Huntington

Small businesses from around the region can learn about contracting opportunities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during a free workshop Thursday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (1050 Fourth Ave.) in Huntington. The event, sponsored by the Regional Contracting Assistance Center (RCAC) and the Department of Navy Strategic Systems Programs, …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 18, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

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